Summer 2022

In This Edition:

Fitness Center: Meet our newest instructor, What to know about a locker audit, Refreshing strawberry popsicle recipe

Ice Arena: New Pro Shop gear

Recreation: Parks and Rec scavenger hunt, Fall youth soccer

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Fitness Center Updates

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday: 5am-9pm Weekends: 7am-5pm

Summer hours run through October 1.

Locker Room Audit

We are currently conducting an audit of all locker rentals in our fitness locker rooms. All lockers with locks on them have been tagged with a note to see the front desk. Please do so as soon as possible to confirm your locker rental. Lockers that have not been confirmed will have locks cut off and the contents moved to the storage room.

The cost to rent a locker and to keep a lock on is just $3/month for a small locker and $5/month for a tall locker. Daily use of lockers is FREE!

Thank you members for your help with this!!

Welcome Marcie!

Help us welcome our newest Instructor, Marcie DeVoogd. She will be teaching High Fitness, Saturday mornings at 8, beginning July 30. High Fitness involves a combo of cardio, toning, and strength training. All fitness level are welcome!

It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later!

As we welcome a new instructor, we say goodbye to one of our own. Claire is moving back home to Detroit. Her last day will be July 23. If you see Claire give her a high five for all the hard work she has done working in Fitness (and instructing), behind the front desk, and with the Recreation Department.


Sandy’s Guide For

Avoiding Sugary Drinks

Now that Summer has arrived, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated! Make sure you don’t substitute water for a sugary drink like a soda. This is more harmful to you than you think. Any kind of sugary drink puts you at a greater risk for weight gain, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Drinking calories is not natural for your body. When you drink a sugary beverage, it enters your bloodstream and raises your glucose levels very quickly. This process is far faster than if you took in the same number of calories from solid food. When your body suddenly has more blood sugar than it can use for energy, it converts excess glucose into body fat.

Five ways to change your sugary drink intake:

  • Flavor up your H20 with a slice of fruit (citrus fruits and/or berries)
  • Drink sparkling water. They come in an array of flavors
  • If you’re an iced tea drinker, brew your own and add lemon or a touch of sweetener
  • Replace juices with whole fruit, especially citrus fruit & berries
  • Most important, If you need an energy rush, consider physical exercise

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

For the simple syrup

· 1/2 cup granulated sugar

· 1/2 cup water

For the popsicles

· 1 pound (4 cups) strawberries, hulled and halved

· 1 tablespoon lemon juice

· 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt


Make the simple syrup: In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir the sugar and water together. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill until cold, or set the pot in a bowl of ice to cool. This will make about 3/4 cup syrup; you will not use it all for this recipe. The leftover syrup can be stored in the fridge for several weeks.

Puree the strawberries: In a blender or food processor, puree the strawberries, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons of the simple syrup until smooth. Taste and add more simple syrup if you like. Transfer to a measuring cup or bowl.

Whisk the yogurt: In a bowl, whisk the yogurt to smooth out the lumps. (If you like sweetened yogurt, add honey or simple syrup to taste.)

Fill the popsicle molds: Fill the molds by alternating about 1 tablespoon of fruit puree and 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Continue alternating yogurt and berries until the molds are filled to 1/4 inch from the top (this allows for expansion when freezing).

With a skewer or chopstick, poke deep into the popsicle molds and swirl the yogurt and fruit together.

Ice Arena Updates

Pro Shop Hours

Monday - Friday: 5am-9pm Weekends: 7am-5pm

Open any time the fitness center is open!

New Month New Merch! 

This month, the Pro Shop is being restocked for the new hockey season!

Check out all the latest equipment from Bauer, CCM, and Warrior, including:

Bauer Vapor and Sticks new Bauer Supreme skates and Nexus sticks

Vapor Gloves and other equipment from Bauer

CCM Jetspeed sticks and CCM Tacks gloves and equipment

Warrior Alpha Sticks and Equipment

Any time the Walker Ice and Fitness Center is open, our Pro Shop is too!

New Sessions!

Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey and Snowplow’s new season begins on September 17! Sign up today for our 6-week program that’s perfect for beginners and more advanced skaters and players. And, because it's never too late to learn to skate, we now offer adult classes! This six-week session is $85.

Click here for more information!

Register today!

Parks and Recreation

Celebrating our

Walker Parks!

Many thanks to Mayor Gary Carey for preparing an official Proclamation declaring July National Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Walker. The Parks and Recreation Department has been working hard to prepare activities, fun facts, and throwbacks to share with the community.

Follow us on Facebook on Instagram for all the details!

Parks and Rec Month Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate Parks and Rec Month, we are hosting a scavenger hunt. You can download the registration form from our website or stop by the WIFC to pick up a copy. The Scavenger Hunt runs from July 11-25 and the bonus clues can be found in our beautiful parks! Completed forms can be submitted to the Walker Ice and Fitness Center by July 27. Prize winners will be announced at the end of the month!

Adult Softball

Don’t forget about our adult softball leagues! t's been an incredible season so far. 

Check out the schedules online and come cheer on your favorite team!

“Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off, the right pitch will come, and when it does be prepared to run the bases.”